04 October 2014

31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2.0, Day 10: Animal Print

Hello everyone! Today is the tenth day of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge 2.0, which means animal print! (Well, I'm a couple days late. But still!) Of course, the first thing I always think of with animal print is leopard print... and the second thing is zebra stripes. And I didn't want to do something I had done so many times before, so I tried to think of another animal print, one that I had never tried. So I came up with... snake skin!


To get this look, I started with a base of Essie The Perfect Cover Up. Then, I sponged on random sections of Essie Fall in Line and China Glaze Tongue & Chic (I know, I know, I have been reusing a lot of the same colors lately. But they are so perfect for autumn!) Then, I actually cut a bit off my loofah and taped it onto my nails, and sponged Essie Good as Gold over it. When I peeled off the loofah, I had this cool design! I topped everything with top coat.


I think a lot of the detail of the background colors got lost as soon as I added the bright gold polish. You can see hints of the shimmer in between the gold snake print, but it's not too noticeable!


Still, I am pretty satisfied with this design and I love the color scheme. I am actually really impressed that this technique worked! I wish I could credit whoever came up with this loofah technique, but I have seen it around on Pinterest so many times, and it never seems to link back to the nail artist. So if you know, send me an email!


Here are the colors I used. Oh man, look at how much of Essie Fall in Line I have already used! I am obsessed with that gorgeous green this season. Anyway, all of these polishes are available from HB Beauty Bar.

What do you think of this manicure? Make sure you check out Lindsey and Meghan's challenge manicures below!



14 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I like the colors you used, great outcome :).

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  2. Awesome nail art!

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  3. Love it and it feels so fall too.

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  4. Cool pattern! Love the sponged gold!

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  5. That is so clever! Really digging the colour combo, too!

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  6. Thanks Lisa!! It's all thanks to these Essies really ;)

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  7. I've been staring at these all day Kelli. They are ridiculously pretty <3 I seriously love that you used a loofah :D

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  8. I love the subtlety of the pattern.

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  9. Great idea!! Never seen a design like this before!! I love it :)

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  10. I'm started the 31 day nail art challenge! Find my blog posts and reviews here. http://glossyglazenails.blogspot.com/

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